The natural gas is stored securely in three containers – one behind the rear backrest and two under the floor of the boot. Together they hold 121.5 liters (19.5 kg) of natural gas. Despite the additional gas tank, the large boot offers 400 liters of space.
The heart of the E 200 NGD is the new four-cylinder petrol engine with spray-guided direct injection, part of the BlueDIRECT family of Mercedes Benz petrol engines. The engine generates an output of 115 kW (156 hp) and maximum torque of 270 newton meters at 1250 revolutions per minute. This allows for a highly dynamic driving performance: the vehicle manages the standard sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 10.4 seconds, with a top speed of 220 km/h.
In CNG mode, the car qualifies for the efficiency class A+, or B when running on petrol. In both cases, the vehicle already meets the Euro 6 standard valid from 2015.
Source: Daimler AG